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I have not had very much success with Neutrogena products - with the exception of their DryTouch sheer sunblock. Everything else either smells like it's gone bad or belongs at a nuclear plant (so that I can't even leave it on long enough because I just can't stand it - ie: the acne scar fade peel), or they make me break out. I don't have particularly sensitive skin, but I would guess that those of you who have had bad reactions have sensitive skin. What I would recommend is that you first try a bit of the product on the inside of your elbow before ever putting ANYTHING on your face. If the product becomes intolerable (ie: feels like it's burning as opposed to the 'tingling' sensation some products have - like vitamin c at 10%, it tingles but never burns), or if your skin is turning red very quickly, wash it off immediately, put some aloe vera gel on the spot - the burning sensation would be felt by people of all skin colours, but I don't know how much darker skin tones would react in a visible way to let them know something isn't right. (If anyone knows, it would be great to have a posting on that subject so that others can tell if something isn't right.) I know it probably sounds ignorant, but I'm white so I don't know. And I have used products in the past that haven't even so much as tingled, but they turned my face beet red - which is why I used the inside of my elbow, just in case. Anyway, once you've soothed the irritation, return the product from whence it came asap. If the clerks don't take it back, ask to speak to the manager. If even he or she blows you off, call the company and make a complaint - be sure that you keep your store receipt! Good luck to all!
 
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